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New Meetup: The Changeling

From: user 8.
Sent on: Sunday, November 30, 2008 11:16 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Leeds Movie Fans/Travel Meetup Group!

What: The Changeling

When: December 7,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Meetup Description: Dudes,

I propose we go to see this film on Sunday 7th December, but rather bizarrely, The Light & Warner Village are only showing screening times for this film upto and including Thursday 04/12!? Soooo, if you're interested in seeing the film, set aside the evening, and i'll update the Meetup with details once The Light/WV deign to post them on their website! Oh, and for anyone who doesn't know what the film's about, have a bit of this, courtesy of Empire magazine and IMDB.....



Set in Los Angeles in 1928, Clint Eastwood's latest directorial effort finds a desperate mother (Angelina Jolie) searching for her missing son only for him to be mysteriously returned to her a few months later. However, she soon discovers that he's not her little boy at all...


A compelling, adult period thriller, with an Oscar-assured performance from Angelina Jolie.


Inspired by actual events that occurred in 1920s-era Los Angeles, Clint Eastwood's "Changeling" tells the story of a woman driven to confront a corrupted LAPD after her abducted son is retrieved and she begins to suspect that the boy returned to her is not the same boy she gave birth to. The year was 1928, and the setting a working-class suburb of Los Angeles. As Christine (Angelina Jolie) said goodbye to her son, Walter, and departed for work, she never anticipated that this was the day her life would be forever changed. Upon returning home, Christine was distressed to discover that Walter was nowhere to be found. Over the course of the following months, the desperate mother would launch a search that would ultimately prove fruitless. Yet just when it seemed that all hope was lost, a nine-year-old boy claiming to be Christine's son seemed to appear out of thin air. Overcome with emotions and uncertain how to face the authorities or the press, Christine invites the child to stay in her home despite knowing without a doubt that he is not her son. As much as Christine would like to accept the fact that her son has been returned to her, she cannot accept the injustice being pushed upon her and continues to challenge the Prohibition-era Los Angeles police force at every turn. As a result, Christine is slandered by the powers that be, and painted as an unfit mother. In this town, a woman who challenges the system is putting her life on the line, and as the situation grows desperate, the only person willing to aid her in her search is benevolent local activist Reverend Briegleb (John Malkovich).

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